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8 December 2010
HOWLS OF outrage greeted the news that the Oxford Union debating society had invited Sri Lankan president and suspected war criminal, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to address it on 1 December...
Demonstration against the Sri Lankan government's attacks on the Tamils 11 April 2009, photo Paul Mattsson
4 August 2010
THE DAILY Mail headline read: "Hunger Striker's £7 million Big Mac". This outrageous attack, printed on 9 October 2009, accused Subramanyam Parameswaran of eating a Big Mac while 'pretending' to be on hunger strike in Parliament Square, London.
26 May 2010
A CONSTANT stream of Tamils flowed into Parliament Square, London, on Tuesday 18 May. Many thousands assembled to mark the first anniversary of the Sri Lankan government's declaration of victory in the...
17 March 2010
'WE WILL not remain silent while Tamil refugees suffer out of the sight of the world's media'. That was the message to the Australian High Commission in London on Wednesday 10 March, writes Manny Thain, Tamil Solidarity national secretary.
10 March 2010
On Wednesday 3 March Tamil Solidarity held a student meeting in Manchester University, with the help of the local Socialist Students society, writes Lawrence Arokianathan, Tamil Solidarity, Manchester.
10 February 2010
THE NORTHERN conference of Tamil Solidarity took place in Manchester on Saturday 6 February with a dozen members of the Tamil speaking community in attendance, writes Paul Gerrard.
20 January 2010
ON 14 January, the European International Committee on Trade meeting in Brussels, Belgium, heard powerful evidence from Senan, the international coordinator of Tamil Solidarity, and from Joe Higgins, Socialist Party MEP, Ireland, of gross human rights violations by the Rajapakse government in Sri La...
19 January 2010
Senan, international coordinator of Tamil Solidarity, spoke at the EU trade committee hearing on 14 January which was held to debate the removal of the special trade preferences, termed the GSP+ concession, to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka faces charges of human rights violations.
12 January 2010
LAST WEEK Channel 4 TV news broadcast further video footage which appears to show Sri Lankan army soldiers perpetrating atrocities against the Tamil-speaking minority, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity.
24 December 2009
Widespread condemnation mounts over negligence: Mr Jacob Christine, 29, who has been trapped on a boat for more than two months in Merak, Indonesia, died today in hospital...
15 December 2009
London Socialist Party held an international meeting of socialists from around the world. Here are Video and audio files of their speeches...
9 December 2009
AS PART of an international day of action, Tamil Solidarity organised a protest outside the Indonesian embassy in London on Friday, writes Manny Thain.
3 December 2009
Heavily-armed navy commandos surround Tamil-speaking refugees on the boat in Merak, Indonesia
25 November 2009
TAMIL SOLIDARITY, an international campaigning network, is building up its forces in Greater Manchester against the Sri Lankan government's repression of Tamil speaking people, writes Lawrence Arokianathan, Tamil Solidarity, Manchester.
18 November 2009
TAMIL-SPEAKING refugees remain on a boat in the Indonesian harbour of Merak, denied their fundamental human rights, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity.
11 November 2009
The United Socialist Party (USP), the Sri Lankan section of the Committee for a Workers' International, held its eleventh national congress from 31 October to 1 November 2009 in Colombo, writes Siritunga Jayasuriya, secretary, United Socialist Party.
28 October 2009
OVER 250 Tamil-speaking refugees are held on a boat in Merak harbour, Indonesia. So far they have faced rejection and the threat of internment in their quest for refuge from the horror of war and concentration-style...
26 October 2009
Tamil-speaking refugees on a boat off the Indonesian coast have contacted Tamil Solidarity. Their continued suffering and the denial of their rights demands an urgent response. See below for their statement...
21 October 2009
Speeches of Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator, and Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, writes Senan, Tamil Solidarity international coordinator #1.
20 October 2009
DISGUST AT the inhuman treatment of hundreds of thousands of Tamils held under armed guard in open prison camps in Sri Lanka brought tens of thousands on to the streets of London on 17 October, writes Manny Thain.
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